Waterford School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 8,844 students in Waterford School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
Public Schools in Waterford School District have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Michigan public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Waterford School District are Cooley Elementary School, Schoolcraft Elementary School and Houghton Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Waterford School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Michigan.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public school average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Waterford School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Michigan for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Waterford School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MI)
# Schools
18 Schools
3,752 Schools
# Students
8,844 Students
1,471,315 Students
# Teachers
527 Teachers
82,103 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Waterford School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 864 school districts in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 81% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MI)
Overall District Rank
#498 out of 872 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Waterford   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Waterford   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Waterford   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Waterford   School District and public school graduation rate of MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.51
0.52
# American Indian Students
42 Students
9,967 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
212 Students
49,753 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,341 Students
114,844 Students
% Hispanic Students
15%
8%
# Black Students
882 Students
260,067 Students
% Black Students
10%
18%
# White Students
5,988 Students
977,697 Students
% White Students
68%
66%
# Hawaiian Students
12 Students
1,270 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
367 Students
57,332 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
697
116,531
# Students in 1st Grade:
600
105,739
# Students in 2nd Grade:
554
103,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
566
105,347
# Students in 4th Grade:
598
107,935
# Students in 5th Grade:
681
112,233
# Students in 6th Grade:
645
112,252
# Students in 7th Grade:
625
111,715
# Students in 8th Grade:
717
114,372
# Students in 9th Grade:
739
123,329
# Students in 10th Grade:
758
121,114
# Students in 11th Grade:
792
115,638
# Students in 12th Grade:
832
117,203
# Ungraded Students:
40
4,056

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,221 is higher than the state median of $13,210. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,726 is higher than the state median of $13,245. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MI)
Total Revenue
$126 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Waterford   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$130 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Waterford   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,221
$13,210
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Waterford   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,726
$13,245
This chart display average spending per public school student in Waterford   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Waterford School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cooley Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2000 Highfield Rd
Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 673-0300
Grades: K-5
| 490 students
Rank: #22.
Schoolcraft Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6400 Maceday Dr
Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 623-6211
Grades: PK-5
| 424 students
Rank: #33.
Houghton Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8080 Elizabeth Lake Rd
White Lake, MI 48386
(248) 698-9230
Grades: PK-5
| 302 students
Rank: #44.
Haviland Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5305 Cass Elizabeth Rd
Waterford, MI 48327
(248) 682-2620
Grades: PK-5
| 347 students
Rank: #55.
Grayson Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 36% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3800 W Walton Blvd
Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 674-0200
Grades: PK-5
| 526 students
Rank: #66.
Pierce Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5145 Hatchery Rd
Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 674-0331
Grades: 6-8
| 940 students
Rank: #77.
Beaumont Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6532 Elizabeth Lake Rd
Waterford, MI 48327
(248) 682-6822
Grades: PK-5
| 336 students
Rank: #88.
Riverside Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
5280 Farm Rd
Waterford, MI 48327
(248) 674-0805
Grades: PK-5
| 379 students
Rank: #99.
Waterford Kettering High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2800 Kettering Dr
Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 673-1261
Grades: 6-12
| 1,376 students
Rank: #1010.
Donelson Hills Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2690 Wewoka Rd
Waterford, MI 48328
(248) 682-9530
Grades: K-5
| 527 students
Rank: #1111.
Knudsen Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5449 Crescent Rd
Waterford, MI 48327
(248) 682-7300
Grades: K-5
| 340 students
Rank: #1212.
Mason Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3835 West Walton Blvd
Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 674-2281
Grades: 6-8
| 999 students
Rank: #1313.
Waterford Mott High School
Math: 19% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1151 Scott Lake Rd
Waterford, MI 48328
(248) 674-4134
Grades: 9-12
| 1,429 students
Rank: #1414.
Kingsley Montgomery School
Special Education School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
4265 Halkirk
Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 623-9660
Grades: PK-12
| 82 students
Rank: #1515.
Childrens Village School
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 North Telegraph Rd
Pontiac, MI 48341
(248) 858-5491
Grades: K-12
| 151 students
Rank: #1616.
Waterford Durant High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
501 N Cass Lake Rd
Waterford, MI 48328
(248) 674-6347
Grades: 9-12
| 167 students
6010 Hatchery
Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 666-9593
Grades: PK
| n/a students
Waterford Lifetracks Program Crary Campus
Special Education School
501 N Cass Lake Rd
Waterford, MI 48328
(248) 682-3242
Grades: Inquire with school
| 29 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 8,844 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50% in MI)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.51

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